Friday, April 26, 2013
WHAT KIND OF FRIEND ARE YOU?
What do people come to you for? Do you make them laugh? Do you get things done? Do you listen? Do you share? When we are giving in our own special way, God uses us to be the friend we need to be for others when they are in need. We all canít make others laugh. We all canít be the one who fits that special need for our friends. That is why we need a bouquet of friends of all types, sizes and colors. We need them and they need us. What kind of friend are you?
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 ďThere are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.Ē (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us to be the friend to others that You want us to be. We know we canít be someone who we are not. Help us to do for others for the purpose You given to us. Help us to know that our friends can count on us to be genuine, to care and to help with the talents and skills You have blessed us with. We canít compare to others because we are all different but we do all need each other. Show us what kind of friend You want us to be to others. In Jesusí name. Amen.
Knowing we all canít be the same type of friend to others should make us realize that God has created us for His own special purpose.
We all have gifts from God that we can use to be a friend to others like no one else can.
No person is created exactly like another. We have our own thoughts, experiences and skills. God wants to use us in His unique way to be a friend like no other.
We should appreciate the difference among us and know that each of us can be the unique friend God calls us to be.
Each of us is unique in our own special way. God gives us opportunities to be the friend He created us to be to others. Letís be sure we are doing His will today and being the friend He wants us to be.
1 Peter 4:10 ďGod has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.Ē (NLT)